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Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.: A Historical Biography Characters & Character Analysis

Peter Green
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Important People

Alexander of Macedon

Alexander was born in July 356 BC in Pella. His father was King Philip and his mother was Olympias. His mother turned his mind against his father from an early age. He idolized his mother and had a love-hate relationship with his father. Alexander was insecure about his succession because of his father's many wives.

He was tutored by Aristotle at the age of thirteen at Mieza. Alexander spent three years studying with Aristotle. Because of this he developed an analytical and empirical mind and an interest in science. He studied with Aristotle until he was sixteen, then returned to Pella and became Regent of Macedonia and Master of the Royal Seal. Because he showed little interest in women, they brought women to him and tried to persuade him to have sex.

Alexander's succession was secured after the Macedonian victory over the Athenians. A month later...

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